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My self-summary
I don't believe in being bored. There's always something to do, and it's just a matter of finding it.

I think knowing people is one of the coolest things anyone can do. Give or take, there's about six billion of us; there's no good reason not to know your neighbors or the janitor at work.

I'm not going to claim to be "laid back" and "fun-loving." At the risk of getting all meta, I don't know anyone who doesn't like relaxing and enjoying themselves.
What I’m doing with my life
I do one new thing every week.

I have a habit of holding doors for people.

I'm not very good at growing beards and mustaches, but I try from time to time.

I do lawyer things for a living, mostly because I am one.
I’m really good at
Swimming, rugby, rock climbing, getting people to laugh, hiking, driving around without getting lost, getting lost and having a great time, cooking just about anything, occasional water polo, reading a silly amount, books in general, and learning anything new.

Seriously; if you're good at something that I am either not good at or don't know, I'd love to learn it. Especially sewing. I don't know how to reattach a button, and that bothers me.
The first things people usually notice about me
I talk to strangers. Not often, though. Most of the time, I'll just smile politely and make eye contact.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books- The Great Gatsby, Steppenwolf, Macbeth, and anything by Kurt Vonnegut take up the top slots, but there's also a bunch of turn-of-the-century English authors no one knows. I'm back up to one book a month, which means that I'll have churned through my current backlog of books I want to read sometime around mid-2024.

Shows- Documentaries, Top Gear, the new Doctor Who series (even though I'm dreadfully behind at the moment and I want to watch the Classic ones), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Wire. I haven't had cable for three years now.

Movies- Wag the Dog, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Fighter, Die Welle (The Wave), Bronson, Bloody Sunday, M, Taxi Driver, Dr. Strangelove and most other Kubrick films, and a lot of recent releases. I'd really like to get into more foreign films, specifically Iranian. I've always loved b-movies for some indiscernible reason.

Music- bits and pieces of different genres. At the moment, I'm between Social Distortion and generic 90s pop-rock like Third Eye Blind. I also listen to a bunch of NPR.

Food- I try to eat more vegetables than I do meat. I eat spinach like I'm a vegetable farm lobbyist. I cook a lot on my own, mostly from cookbooks, but sometimes from bits and pieces of recipes scrounged from other places. I love the Asiatown area, and miss working closer to it.

As far as beer and wine goes, I know I like reds, but know very little about them. I could be considered a beer snob, but I've got a soft spot for Black Label.
The six things I could never do without
1. Family
2. Heavy things and a place to run.
3. A stove with at least one functional burner and a few pans (specifically my cast-iron beasts).
4. Independent bookstores.
5. Doc Martens, although I probably could get by fine without them. I run with a minimal shoe most of the time.
6. I think I might still be looking to fill this one.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Next steps, generally. I've been trying to focus more on the here-and-now lately, though.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lately, Fridays have been quiet. Saturday's the day for adventure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I went through a phase in high school where I thought Jackass was the pinnacle of entertainment.

I'm pretty much a closet nerd, without the closet.

Every once in a while, I resolve to really start doing creative writing again. Results are mixed.

Also, I don't do the "chase" thing very well. Someone is either interested in spending time with me or they're not. Apparently this bothers some people.
You should message me if
Why shouldn't you? Let's go have adventures.

If you happen to represent some foreign interest that needs to transfer millions of dollars, feel free to ask for my bank account and Social Security numbers.

Also, if you can finish this song: "if I were the marrying kind, and thank the Lord I'm not sir. . . "